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doomama800
02-08-2010, 06:40 PM
I see that gates makes a belt that is suppose to be a better belt than ski doos 377. Was wondering is anyone had any input on this if was true or not and if anyone had tried on their own sled. I can get this belt from local parts dealer for $60 if I can get some good input I'm going to try it. Even if would last the same as the ski doo belt I can buy 2 and half belts for the price of one. Thanks:face-icon-small-hap

jpxp154
02-08-2010, 08:05 PM
yeah, there great belts i have tried one and runing one. i just blew my first belt last weekend that was a factory belt at 1462 miles not bad but it was deep pow:face-icon-small-hap , one year warrenty and a buddie runs a carslie belt seemed to good too also. so iam runing a gates extreme for now on.:face-icon-small-coo

EPHRATAFARMER
02-08-2010, 08:12 PM
yeah, there great belts i have tried one and runing one. i just blew my first belt last weekend that was a factory belt at 1462 miles not bad but it was deep pow:face-icon-small-hap , one year warrenty and a buddie runs a carslie belt seemed to good too also. so iam runing a gates extreme for now on.:face-icon-small-coo

Whats the new gates belt no. ya running??

redbull660
02-08-2010, 08:21 PM
I would like to know also, thanks

skidoo172
02-08-2010, 09:38 PM
number is 43 x 4320. These belts work great.

Q-BALL
02-08-2010, 09:40 PM
per Gates:

08xp-belt#43x4320
09xp-belt#50x4395
10xp-n/a

these are for the extreme belt series

redbull660
02-08-2010, 10:10 PM
go to royalsupply.com, they have them for $43.00 At that price I am willing to try them.

jpxp154
02-08-2010, 10:16 PM
looks like you guys beat me to the reply, QBALL number is right #50-4395.

EPHRATAFARMER
02-09-2010, 01:51 PM
looks like you guys beat me to the reply, QBALL number is right #50-4395.

Your right this is the newest no, as for know, but gates is telling us that a new top cog belt is on the way, and will be the altimate belt. Its made with new materials, for heat and wear resistance. I want one, then we'll see how it works, in real life.

doomama800
02-09-2010, 07:21 PM
Whats the difference between the 08 and 09 belt by gates? Will the 08 belt not work with the 09, the 09 is harder for me to get at the local store.

plcalnan
02-09-2010, 09:52 PM
The 08 gates (43x4320) is comparable to the doo 166 where the 09 gates (50x4395) is comparable to the doo 377. You defiently want the 09 belt, the 08 166 is the wrong size for the XP's and creates more heat and slippage - therefore decrease belt life and decreased performance. This is the reason doo developed the 377 belt.

plcalnan
02-09-2010, 10:10 PM
Has anybody on here actually had one of these gates belts replaced under warranty, how much of a hassle was it, no questions asked?

doomama800
02-09-2010, 10:18 PM
Thanks for the input all check in to maybe getting the 09 belt.

snodrift
02-09-2010, 10:31 PM
I have run Gates extreme for 2 years and have had 2 replaced without any problems, ( Belt must be broken not worn out) But my 860 BB pulls 5 mph track speed with the doo 377 than than the gates.

EPHRATAFARMER
02-09-2010, 11:11 PM
I have run Gates extreme for 2 years and have had 2 replaced without any problems, ( Belt must be broken not worn out) But my 860 BB pulls 5 mph track speed with the doo 377 than than the gates.

did ya mean 5 mph faster with the 377 over the gates??

snodrift
02-10-2010, 04:19 PM
Yes the Doo 377 works better, but the gates last longer and they do replace them.

redbull660
02-10-2010, 10:27 PM
try this website, they have the gates 50x4395 belt for $56.79 www.rockauto.com

newmy1
02-13-2010, 10:42 AM
All what is the Gates belt part number for a 2010 XP 154"? Looking for Gates equivalent to Ski Doo 288?

Also, 2009 XP 146"? Looking for Gates Equivalent to Ski Doo 377?

Thanks!

Insaneboltrounder/sjohns
02-13-2010, 02:05 PM
I have run Gates extreme for 2 years and have had 2 replaced without any problems, ( Belt must be broken not worn out) But my 860 BB pulls 5 mph track speed with the doo 377 than than the gates.

Aaak... i wouldnt care it it lasted forever and was free. I wouldnt put up with that.

newmy1
02-14-2010, 08:42 AM
FYI. This is what I got back from a very well respected opinion on this subject.

We recommend only the Doo -377 or -288. Have seen the Gates and Carlisle belts cost guys cranks, footwells, clutch guards, side panels etc.....they are garbage. They work fine until they come apart...no warning, no smell, no pitching strings, just a violent explosion. But they might warranty the belt, just not all the damage they cause.

whitefish
02-14-2010, 09:19 AM
FWIW- I have been running the new Dayco XTX and have been comparing it to a 377 and 166. All were tested after 20 miles of break in. Track speed is 5 mph faster on the XTX and 166 than the 377. No signs of abnormal wear on the XTX and temperatures are the same on XTX as the 377. The 166 runs the hottest. Time will tell on the XTX longevity.

doomama800
02-16-2010, 07:32 PM
FYI. This is what I got back from a very well respected opinion on this subject.

We recommend only the Doo -377 or -288. Have seen the Gates and Carlisle belts cost guys cranks, footwells, clutch guards, side panels etc.....they are garbage. They work fine until they come apart...no warning, no smell, no pitching strings, just a violent explosion. But they might warranty the belt, just not all the damage they cause.

I hope that none of that happens but every 377 belt we ever had go bad didn't have any sign of going bad just exploded. Only thing left was threads wrapped aroung the clutches and belt gaurds so bent couldn't get them off, so I not sure the skidoo belt is any better. Just got a gates extreame try and let you know how it turns out.

MARV1
04-09-2010, 12:20 PM
What's the verdict? Need a new topcog belt for the Everest as the stockers are junk and wear quickly and are old tech.

ice man
04-10-2010, 10:33 PM
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ice man
04-10-2010, 10:39 PM
seen 2 dayco's blow this year,as soon as it gets steep and deep.junk,run 377